Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan's attorneys, Friday, will begin new arguments in front of the7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to contest (again) Ryan's conviction on a series of corruption charges that may be void.
Last July, the appeals court denied Ryan's appeal claiming he should be released following a Supreme Court ruling on honest services that affect his case. The appellate court upheld the former governor's corruption convictions. Ryan's attorneys had argued the charges should be overturned because prosecutors never proved he took a bribe.
The appellate court said the U.S. Supreme Court ruling curtailing "honest services" laws didn't apply since Ryan's case clearly involved bribery and kickbacks. ...More HERE